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Leading Well: What you say and what you do matters

Leading Well: What you say and what you do matters

It’s a cliché that bosses often say “Do as I say, not as I…

Cindy Tonkin February 13, 2018
Are you smart enough to read this post? Why small talk is important

Are you smart enough to read this post? Why small talk is important

This is a primer on office politics for geeks and technical people. If you’re…

Cindy Tonkin January 24, 2018
No is a life choice too

No is a life choice too

Saying no nicely isn’t just about talking with your clients and stakeholders and rationalising…

Cindy Tonkin January 15, 2018
Signs you have a political acumen problem in your team

Signs you have a political acumen problem in your team

If you answer yes to three or more of these questions then you have a…

Cindy Tonkin January 1, 2018
Smarter, faster, nicer

Smarter, faster, nicer

Smarter Data People makes your team easier to manage gives them skills to keep…

Cindy Tonkin January 1, 2018
Saying no really nicely

Saying no really nicely

There are so many things that we COULD be doing with our time. I…

Cindy Tonkin December 14, 2017
What to say when you’re asked to work for free

What to say when you’re asked to work for free

The “potential client” says that you’ll get “great exposure” if you do this consulting…

Cindy Tonkin September 27, 2017
I can't say no to my colleague

I can't say no to my colleague

I can’t say no. That’s what it feels like when a colleague asks for…

Cindy Tonkin February 9, 2017
Hell Yeah! or no

Hell Yeah! or no

Since I’ve started collecting things about how to make a “no” sound more like…

Cindy Tonkin February 8, 2017
Saying No is a power...

Saying No is a power...

“I think power is having the freedom to say no to something you don’t…

Cindy Tonkin January 23, 2017